Biology Classification

Classification

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Classification

Science of classification = Taxonomy

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Hierarchy

5 kingdoms - Prokaryotae
                     Protista
                     Fungi
                     Plantae
                     Animalia

Groups-       Kingdom
                    Phylum
                    Class
                    Order
                    Family
                    Genus
                    Species

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Key features of taxonomic hierarchys

NO OVERLAP between groups

Grouped according to SHARED features - Physical features
                                                                    Protein analysis
                                                                    DNA analysis

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Phylogeny

The study of the evolutionary relationships between different organisms

A "family tree" of closeness illustrates closeness of the realtionships - PHYLOGENETIC TREE

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Species

A group of organisms that.....

Share similar physical, biochemical & behaviour features

Interbreed to produce fertile offspring

Don't normally interbreed with other species

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